[Talk-ca] Users in Ottawa and Geobase
acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 02:01:44 GMT 2009
On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 6:45 PM, James Ewen <ve6srv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 5:55 PM, Sam Vekemans
> <acrosscanadatrails at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Provided that you have direct permission from the person who origionally
> > traced those roads to change them over. Then it's fine to swap those OSM
> > roads, to add in geobase roads. (But the whole point of our discussions
> > that we need to act as a community, and work with those local mappers who
> > spent all that time, to locally decide if they want to manually adjust
> > roads to be a bit better, they want to replace it (that decision is to
> > made by the person who originally drew in the road. (if you cant contact
> > that person, ask on the talk list, we'll try :). And if you still cant
> > reach that person, ask for help with manually adjusting.
> Sam, where is this coming from? Is there somewhere in the OSM
> documentation that says that the person who initially creates the way
> has first right of refusal for any future edits to that data?
> I haven't seen that, nor have I asked for permission to edit existing
> data, nor do I expect anyone to contact me to be able to edit data
> that I have entered.
> Oops, Just trying help John understand how openstreetmap works. :)
My objective at the moment is to get something sane that can be used
> by various groups in the city with GPS devices to tag trees, heritage
> buildings etc. If you are saying that provided I can do a couple of
> GPS traces down some of the city center roads then based on that we
> can adjust the road system wholesale to more nearly agree with the GPS
> as was done in Vancouver etc. then I'm more than happy.
> It's been a long time since I took a look at GIS systems
> professionally and I'm not familiar with what is the best approach. I
> would prefer not to put too much load on others knowing they are all
> I have a background in programming but its been 30 years since I was
> involved in teaching computer science at university level.
> On mapping parties realistically this is better done in the spring /
> summer / fall time frame when bicycles can be used, Ottawa gets a bit
> chilly at this time of the year for organising something in the next
> four months.
> Cheerio John
And Mapping parties can be done anytime, as a 'mapping party' can just be a
group of people at a coffee shop with wi-fi talking about what we do ...
:) ... sometimes no actually mapping get done :) ... as most of the time,
mapping is done independently (on route to other things). ... unless your
crazy like me who does this full time :-)
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